Canada’s marine industry blasts inadequate Coast Guard icebreaking service on St. Lawrence River
By: Leo Ryan | Feb 10 2014 at 01:30 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals
The Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River can represent formidable challenges for shipping when severely frigid winters provoke massive ice formations in the channels, as in recent weeks. But it has happened before and Canada’s marine industry feels it constitutes no excuse for the Canadian Coast Guard to have failed significantly this winter in its vital task of offering sufficient icebreaker support to domestic ships and foreign-flag ocean vessels imprisoned in ice along the more than one thousand mile long waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the industrial heartland of North America.
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